Porter, Paul R. (Paul Robert), 1908-2002

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Novelist, short-story writer, essayist; born in Kyle, Texas.

From the description of Katherine Anne Porter collection, 1958-[ongoing], (bulk 1958-1992) (Texas State University-San Marcos). WorldCat record id: 26597877

Paul R. Porter was born on January 12, 1908 in Drexel, Missouri. He received an A.B. from the University of Kansas in 1928. From 1935 to 1939 he was an editor for the Kenosha Labor, a labor newspaper in Wisconsin, and from 1939 to 1941 he was General Manager of the Union Cooperative Publishing Co. He married Hilda Roberts on September 26, 1940. He went on to serve the government in the following capacities: Chairman, Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee, War Production Board, 1941-1945; Adviser on Labor Affairs, Allied Control Commission, Germany, 1945; Deputy Chief and later Chief, Mission for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London, 1945-1947; Chief U.S. Delegate, Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland, 1947-1949; Chief, Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to Greece, 1949-1950; Assistant Administrator, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1950-1951; U.S. Special Representative in Europe for the Marshall Plan, 1951; and Deputy U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Mutual Security Agency, 1952-1953. Porter left government service and served as director of Porter International Company, 1953 to 1967. From 1966 to 1967 he also served as Chairman of the Board of Porter International Company. In 1976 he wrote The Recovery of American Cities. Paul R. Porter died in Sarasota, Florida on April 21, 2002.

From the description of Porter, Paul R. (Paul Robert), 1908-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570189

Harrison Paul Porter was born July 29, 1921, in Houston, Texas, the second of the four children of Constance Eve Ingalls Porter and Harry Ray Porter. His father, also known as Harrison Paul Porter, was Katherine Anne Porter's brother. Mr. Porter's siblings were Dorothy Rae, Constance Elita, and Charles Boone. He was the nephew and later legal guardian of Katherine Anne Porter.

From the description of Paul Porter papers, 1903-2009 (bulk 1977-2002). (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23660745

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referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "P" [surname] folder 1890-2000. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Janis P. Stout papers, 1988-1997, 1988-1997 University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
referencedIn Senior, Clarence Ollson, 1903-1974. Papers, 1924-1945. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Paul R. Porter Papers. 1941 - 1983. Criticism of United States Occupation Policy in Germany and the Origins of the Marshall Plan Files
creatorOf James T. Farrell-Cleo Paturis papers, 1909-2006, bulk 1949-2004. Newberry Library
creatorOf Paul R. Porter Papers. 1941 - 1983. Introduction Files
creatorOf Porter, Paul. Katherine Anne Porter collection, 1958-[ongoing], (bulk 1958-1992) Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
creatorOf Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. Papers. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
referencedIn Harry S. Truman Library Oral History Collection. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interviews. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interview with Paul R. Porter
creatorOf Paul R. Porter Papers. 1941 - 1983. Conflict within American Military Government Concerning the Revival of German Trade Unions Files
referencedIn University of Virginia. Division of Continuing Education. University of Virginia Extension Division announcements [manuscript], 1941, 1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Paul R. Porter Papers. 1941 - 1983. Greece at the Turning Point Files
creatorOf Walsh, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1925-. Papers. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf George and Toni Willison papers, 1932-1996, 1945-1993 University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Atlantic Monthly Press. Papers. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Porter, Paul. Paul Porter papers, 1903-2009 (bulk 1977-2002). University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Lawrence, Seymour person
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associatedWith Senior, Clarence Ollson, 1903-1974. person
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associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith University of Virginia. Division of Continuing Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Walsh, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1925- person
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Birth 1908-01-12

Death 2002-04-21

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